Charitable Contributions & Grant Applications

As a leading provider of high-quality, medical devices, DJO Global is committed to providing world-wide support for: (1) the advancement of medical education; (2) the improvement of patient care; (3) public education on pertinent health care topics; (3) and other bona fide charitable purposes that are consistent with the company’s mission.

DJO Global welcomes applications for support from healthcare professional organizations through our Grants and Charitable Contributions process described below. Please review the areas of available support and complete the application process for the type of support you are requesting.  

Types of available funding:

  1. Educational Grants for the Advancement of Medical Education
    1. Conferences, meetings, symposia and congresses
    2. General educational grants (e.g., grand rounds, journal clubs)
  2. Research Grants (Note: As a general rule, DJO will not pay more than 25% overhead on research studies and grants in partnership with institutions.  Further, this payment is considered inclusive of any overhead on fringe benefits; no separate overhead payments shall be made for this category.)
  3. Charitable Contributions
    1. Charitable missions
    2. Public education
    3. Patient education
    4. Support of indigent care

Applications

  1. Third Party Conference Support
  2. General Education Grant
  3. Research Grant
  4. Charitable Contribution

Examples of the types of organizations that are qualified to submit grant and charitable contribution applications through this process are:

  1. Hospitals, universities and foundations
  2. Medical professional organizations
  3. State medical societies
  4. 501(c)(3) organizations affiliated with healthcare
  5. Healthcare professional individuals for bona fide charitable missions only

If you are not a healthcare professional or organization and would like to request a charitable contribution please review the DJO Global Corporate Giving Guidelines.

For questions regarding DJO Global's Grant and Charitable Contribution process or application requirements please contact:

Professional Relations Committee (PRC)
DJO Global, Inc.
1430 Decision Street
Vista, CA 92081
D: 760.597.3925
F: 760.597.3487
Email: PRC[at]DJOglobal[dot]com

General Funding Guidelines

DJO Global is committed to conducting its business in a manner that meets only the highest level of ethical standards. As such, grants and charitable contributions are never awarded based upon past or future purchases, uses, orders, or recommendations of DJO Global products. Our grant and charitable contribution award process is conducted in accordance with the guidance provided by the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, AdvaMed Code of Ethics (US and abroad)EucoMed Guidelines on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals (Europe), MEDEC Code of Conduct (Canada) and DJO Global policy.

Any evidence that an application is tied in any way to the past, present, or future use, order, recommendation or purchase of DJO Global’s products will result in denial, and may exclude the organization from consideration for future funding.

All funded programs will be reported to state and federal governments as required by law or regulation.

DJO Global funds only those applicants that are willing to provide DJO Global with financial and audit reports upon request and meet our established grant criteria, including the submission of budgets for educational conferences.

DJO Global receives numerous requests, however, only limited funds are available, therefore, not all requests submitted to DJO Global for consideration will receive funding.

Occasionally DJO Global may invite organizations to apply for funding, however, the invitation to submit and the actual submission of an application is not a guarantee of funding.

A complete application for all grant and/or charitable contribution requests should be submitted to DJO Global a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the date by which you wish to receive a funding decision.

DJO Global will not consider applications for funding for conferences, events or programs which have begun or are concluded as of the date a completed application is received by DJO Global.

Only complete applications will be considered.

DJO Global does not fund requests for entertainment or recreational activities (e.g., holiday parties, golf outings, theater, sporting events, etc.). DJO Global is committed to professional and compliant interactions with all health care professionals that facilitate the exchange of medical or scientific information that will benefit patient care.  In accordance with this objective and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics, DJO Global does not sponsor entertainment or recreational activities for health care professionals.

Educational Grants for the Advancement of Medical Education

DJO Global understands the importance of and need for highly trained, skilled medical professionals who are able to provide quality patient care in a broad range of settings, including preventative, pre-operative, post-operative, clinical and home rehabilitation care and is committed to providing support for the advancement of medical education.

Conferences, Meetings, Symposia and Congresses (Third Party Conference Support)

DJO Global supports the continuing education of health care professionals in the areas of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions. DJO Global will consider support of bona fide independent, educational, scientific, or policymaking conferences that promote scientific knowledge, medical advancement and the delivery of effective health care.

If you are interested in applying for a grant for an educational event please contact your local DJO Global Representative or you may complete the Third Party Conference Support Application and submit the application directly to the PRC via email PRC[at]DJOglobal[dot]com or via fax 760-597-3487.

All applications for Third Party Conference Support require the following minimum supporting documentation to be submitted with your application (regardless if you contact a DJO Global Representative or submit your application directly to the PRC):

  1. Registration Documentation, Letter of Request (on organization’s letterhead), or other documentation to show the PRC how the requested grant amount was determined;
  2. Detailed Program Brochure/Agenda (all content must be included);
  3. Detailed Budget (lump sum amounts will not be considered to satisfy this requirement);
  4. Evidence of CME/CEU Credits (if applicable);
  5. Composition of Target Audience;
  6. Tax-Exempt Status Determination Letter (if applicable); and
  7. Completed W-9 (US only).

DJO Global reserves the right to request information in addition to the documents listed here.

Please note: Only complete applications will be considered (complete request form and all required supporting documentation). Complete application should be submitted to the PRC or DJO Global representative no less than 6 weeks prior to determination deadline.

General Educational Grants

If you are interested in applying for an educational grant please complete the DJO Global Educational Grant Application and submit the application directly to the PRC via email PRC[at]DJOglobal[dot]com or via fax 760.597.3487.

All applications for educational grants require the following minimum supporting documentation to be submitted with your application:

  1. Letter of Request (on organization’s letterhead);
  2. Detailed Program Brochure, Explanation of Objectives/Goals and Selection Criteria (as applicable);
  3. Detailed Budget (lump sum amounts will not be considered to satisfy this requirement)
  4. Evidence of Accreditation (if applicable)
  5. Tax-Exempt Status Determination Letter (if applicable)
  6. Completed W-9 (US only)

DJO Global reserves the right to request information in addition to the documents listed here.

Please note: Only complete applications will be considered (complete application and all required supporting documentation). Complete application should be submitted to the PRC no less than 6 weeks prior to determination deadline.

Research Grants

DJO Global is committed to the support of research that provides valuable scientific and clinical information, improves clinical care, leads to promising new treatments, and promotes improved delivery of health care and otherwise benefits patients in the areas of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions. DJO Global will consider support of such independent medical research grants with well-defined objectives and milestones. If you are interested in applying for a research grant please complete the DJO Global Research Grant Application and submit the application directly to the PRC via email PRC[at]DJOglobal[dot]com or via fax 760-597-3487.

All applications for research grants require the following minimum supporting documentation to be submitted with your application:

  1. Letter of Request (on organization’s letterhead);
  2. Detailed Budget (lump sum amounts will not be considered to satisfy this requirement);
  3. List of deliverables or Milestones;
  4. Protocol;
  5. Schedule of Visits;
  6. Status of IRB, or equivalent body, Approval (IRB approval must be submitted once obtained);
  7. Tax-Exempt Status Determination Letter (if applicable); and
  8. Completed W-9 (US only).

DJO Global reserves the right to request information in addition to the documents listed here.

Please note: Only complete applications will be considered (complete application and all required supporting documentation). If your research is funded by DJO Global no payment will be made without evidence of IRB approval. Complete application should be submitted to the PRC no less than 90 days prior to determination deadline.

Charitable Contributions

DJO Global accepts applications for industry based customer charitable contributions directly from 501(c)(3) organizations. DJO Global will not consider applications submitted by an individual or organization on behalf of another. If you are interested in applying for a charitable contribution please complete the DJO Global Charitable Contribution Application and submit the application directly to the PRC via email PRC[at]DJOglobal[dot]com or via fax 760-597-3487.

All applications for charitable contributions require the following minimum supporting documentation to be submitted with your application:

  1. Letter of Request (on the 501(c)(3) organization’s letterhead);
  2. Organization Overview;
  3. Copy of the charitable event brochure, flyer, invitation, agenda or program brochure and explanation of program goals and objectives (as applicable);
  4. Tax-Exempt Status Determination Letter; and
  5. Completed W-9 (US only).

DJO Global reserves the right to request information in addition to the documents listed here.

Please note: Only complete applications will be considered (complete application and all required supporting documentation). Complete application should be submitted to the PRC no less than 6 weeks prior to determination deadline.

Corporate Giving

DJO Global, Inc. is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Through the efforts of our enthusiastic team member-volunteers and our contributions, we share our success within our communities by giving back to not-for-profit organizations that address vital child based needs and development.

Where We Give

We direct our giving to areas that we believe are important to the future of the children in our communities: development, education, and human services.

How to Apply

We encourage non-profit organizations to submit proposals to Community Relations. Email should be inclusive of the following for consideration: 

- Letter of Proposal
- Organization Overview
- Proof of Tax Exempt / Non-Profit Status